Continuing with botanical studies... The tip of a small weedy maple. (I think its a maple - will know for sure in a month or so when leaves emerge.) 75 photos in 2 stacks.
Categories: "Photo Techniques"
The empty husk of a milkweed seed pod. Shot in the studio - 50 combined exposures in 2 stacks.
Wood fungi. An unusually long and warm January thaw has many things waking up from their winter dormancy - including this wood fungi.
Twenty five stacked digital images.
A few days ago I found three 120 format rolls of slide film still in the packaging from the lab, tucked onto a shelf in a closet. I think it dates back to the spring of 2014 (maybe 2013)... Well, scanning these early spring photos has been a fine activity for a dark December afternoon. In this photo I was attempting to capture the subtle colors of trees in early spring, when they are just starting to bud out and bloom. The spot is a familiar one on the shores of a small pond / marsh in the Allegan Forest. Over the years I have watched this place transform from a shallow pond, to a marsh full of tall grasses and then back to a pond, deeper than ever.
Made with a Pentax 6x7 camera, SMC Takumar 105 f2.4 and Kodak E100S.
Taken in October, this was a grab shot while photographing some of the interesting tombstones in an old Connecticut graveyard. Tri-X 400 rated @ 1600, developed in HC110 Dil B, 20C for 16 minutes.
A two pronged test here... first testing a Tamron 28-75 f2.8 zoom with film. Secondly, testing Ultrafinne Xtreme 400 in Microdol-X stock solution. I like the results on both accounts.
I couldn't find a starting time for UFX 400 in Microdol-X, so I used the time for HP5+ and added a minute, which worked out to UFX 400 rated @400 in Microdol-X stock 12minutes at 20C. I've been doing some informal comparisons between Ultrafine Xtreme 400, HP5+, Ilford Pan 400 and Kentmere 400. All are clearly distinct films but UFX 400 and HP5+ are generally very close in processing times, so I'm comfortable using the HP5+ times as a starting point for UFX 400 when developer times are not available.
In regards to the Tamron 28-75 f28 -full name: Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8 SP XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) - I wanted a better zoom for my Pentax film bodies, and the Tamron is one of the few current lenses that still works with the cam driven auto focus found in older Pentax film bodies. So far it has proven to be excelent with film. Its also been very good on the APS-C Pentax k3. I am hoping that it will also be serviable on the Pentax k1. Even if it isn't, its an excellent upgrade over the FA 28-105 f4-5.6 and FA 28-70 f4 that I had been using.
A few infrared photos from a quick trip to Chicago this weekend...
At the Chicago Cultural Center, a glimpse of Atelier Bow-Wow's Piranesi Circus installation:
Prom photos in Millennium Park, taken through the second floor windows of the Cultural Center:
Trump Tower Chicago, a statue of George Washington in the foreground:
While in Chicago I caught the Aaron Siskind exhibit of abstract photography at the Art Institute, which is running through August 14th, 2016. Great collection of photos, definitely worth seeing.
Another infrared tree from South Carolina last month:
Taken in Magnolia Gardens.